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Grilled Zucchini with Parmesan


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  • 2 medium zucchini (about 1 lb total)
  • 4 oz parmesan cheese (or grated)
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and freshly ground pepper
  • juice of 1/2 lemon



Step 1

Preheat grill to medium (375). Wash and dry zucchini. Trim ends off at a diagnal. Slice crosswise on the diagnal, about 1/2 - 3/4" thick (you'll have thick, oblong slices of squash).

Using a vegetable peeler, shave wide ribbons from the block of parmesan cheese to measure 1/3 cup. Set aside. Alternately, use grated parmesan.

In a medium bowl, gently toss zucchini with olive oil, salt and pepper to coat. Place zucchini slices directly on the preheated grill or a vegetable grilling rack. Grill for 10-12 minutes, turning once after about 6 minutes. The squash should be lighly charred and cooked through, but still firm. Remove zucchini slices to a serving plate. Squeeze half a lemon over the slices, then top with parmesean ribbons. Serve warm. Refrigerate any leftovers.


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